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Entry Book: October 1691, 21-31

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 9, 1689-1692. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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October 1691, 21-31

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Oct. 21. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to John Stilleman (Stillman) of Colchester, draper, of the forfeited estate, both real and personal, of John Cooke as following : this grant being made at the request and in consideration of the many good and faithful services of Aubrey, Earl of Oxford.
By inquisition taken at Colchester June 22 last, before Samuel Reynolds, John Potter and Henry Lamb, it was found that John Cooke, late of the parish of St. Peter in Colchester, and convicted at the General Gaol Delivery at Chelmsford 1690, Sept. 3, of felony and murder committed 1690, May 3, was seized in various tenements etc. as follows on the date of said murder, viz. a tenement or farm called Loveneyhall and 90 acres thereto in the parishes of Wakes Colne, [Colne] Engaine, White Colne and Munt [? Mount Bures], and in the tenure of John Brett and value 25l. per an., the profits whereof from May 3 to June 22 last are in the hands of Alexander Welford : likewise a tenement or farm and 20 acres in the parishes of Pebmarsh, Colne Engaine and Alphamstone, in the tenure of John Johnson, worth 10l. per an., the like profits whereof are in said Johnson's hands : likewise a tenement or farm and 10 acres in the parish of Aldham, in the tenure of Isaac Plum, worth 7l. per an., the like profits of which are in said Plum's hands : likewise 12 acres of land in Kirby in the tenure of John Paine, worth 4l. per an., the like profits whereof are in said Paine's hands : likewise the manor of Prentise, alias Prentice, and a tenement or farm called Prentise (Prentiss), alias Prentice, and 120 acres thereto in the parishes of Tollesbury and Tolleshunt D'Arcy, worth 35l. per an. : and further that William Baker of Messing, yeoman, was bound to said Cooke in 100l. for payment of 50l. owing to Cooke ; and William Carter of Wakes Colne, yeoman, was indebted to Cooke 4l. 15s. 0d. for rent, and John Johnson cut and carried away timber on his farm to the value of 20l. ; and John Paine owed 18l. for rent.
All the said premises and all other the estate real and personal of said Cooke in co. Essex are hereby to be granted to said Stilleman and his heirs to their only use and behoof for ever, with all arrears etc. thereof, subject only to rents and services, if any, due thereout to the Crown at the time of the forfeitures.
King's Warrant Book XVI, pp. 55-61.
Treasury warrant to Benj. Overton, Warden of the Mint, Thomas Neale, Master and Worker of the Mint, and James Hoare, Comptroller of the Mint, to lay out in the purchase of silver the 3,000l. appointed to you out of the Coinage Duty, viz. so soon as the same shall be in your hands and to coin same into the current coins of this kingdom and to pay the produce thereof, after deduction of the charges of coining, into the Exchequer for their Majesties' service. Money Book XI, p. 175.
Money warrant for 10l. to Lodowick Bray, esq., for 1691, June 24 quarter, on his pension. Ibid, p. 183.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue the abovesaid 3,000l. to Thomas Neale on the unsatisfied order in his name : out of the Coinage Duty money reserved in the Exchequer for the use and service of the Mint. Disposition Book X, p. 20.
Oct. 22. Same to same to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : viz. : Ibid, p. 21.
l. s. d.
Out of 14,228l. 14s. 2¼d. of the Double Excise.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and half pay to the officers 8,755 7 10
to ditto for the wives of several of the Earl of Portland's Regiment 60 0 0
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons, in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for the Victuallers upon account of victualling the Duke of Bolton's Regiment in the West Indies, as also the recruits 500 0 0
to ditto upon account of marching four Regiments 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for a week's subsistence to the Duke of Leinster's Regiment of Horse 276 12 4
to ditto for Major Ingram in full of 3,000l. for shoes 500 0 0
Out of 2,930l. 7s. 1d. of the remainder of Double Excise money ; 500l. of the Letter Office money ; 3s. 4d. of loans on the Twelve Months' Aid ; 115l. 2s. 4d. of the First 12d. Aid ; 38l. 5s. 11½d. of the 2s. Aid and 151l. 1s. 3½d. of the Additional 12d. Aid. 3,735 0 0
to Mr. Aaron Smith for [Crown] law suits 500 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 3,000 0 0
to Sir John Trevor, Speaker of the House of Commons 235 0 0
Out of 7,000l. [of the] King's dividend in the East India Company.
to the Treasurer of the Navy upon account of the pay due to seamen that were turned over from one ship to another 5,000 0 0
Out of Low Wines.
to me [Guy] for secret service 800 0 0
£20,734 18 6
"And you are to reserve [for my Lords' disposal] the remainder of the King's dividend and the Lottery money."
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Mr. Bird, Mr. Mathews and Mr. Middleton the 60l. "appointed to be reserved by the distribution letter of the 8th inst.," supra, p. 1337. They are to have the benefit of the order concerning fees, ut supra, pp. 1221-2. Disposition Book X, p. 22.
Same to same to issue to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for the service of Ireland the 2,000l. reserved in the Exchequer out of the produce of the farthings. Ibid.
Same to same to issue as follows to the persons named out of the loans [to the like amounts severally] to be made by themselves severally or by any persons by their order or procurement on credit of the Twelve Months' Aid : viz. : Mris. Dennis, 20l. ; Mris. Scudamore, 40l. ; Dame Ann Bunce, 100l. ; Mris. Dallison, 100l. ; Mris. Carlisle, 80l. ; Mris. Berkley, 100l. ; Dame Arabella Macharty, 150l. ; Mris. Kirke, 125l. ; Mris. Morrison, 100l. ; Col. Trussell, 50l. ; Mris. Lesley, 100l. ; Mr. de Carbonell, 30l. ; Mary and Eliz. Reynolds, 25l. each.
The above persons are to have the benefit of the order relating to fees, ut supra, pp. 1221-2.
Mris. Attwood, 250l. ; Mr. Leake, Master Gunner, 63l. 17s. 6d. ; Mr. Villiers, Tennis Court Keeper, 99l. 3s. 4d. ; Major Clarke, keeper of Bigshot Rayles, 30l. ; Mr. Ford, housekeeper at Newmarket, 91l. 5s. 0d. ; Mr. Beaubisson, 79l. 2s. 6d. ; Mr. Charles Killigrew, 30l. ; Mr. Nicholas Needham, 60l. ; Mr. Warner, 82l. 10s. 0d. ; Mr. Norris, joiner [of the Privy Chamber], 45l. 9s. 0d. ; Mris. Ann Golding, 90l. ; Dame Goodetha Price, 200l. ; Mris. Elliott, housekeeper at Newmarket, 200l. ; Mr. Hawley, Gentleman Porter of the Tower, 165l. ; executors of Mris. Gardner, 191l. 12s. 6d. ; executors of Mr. Tettersall, 100l. ; John Rogers and his wife, 100l. ; Mris. Ann Kelly, Mris. Jane Davis and Mris. Frances Langford, 100l. each and to have the benefit of the order concerning fees ; Mr. How, Keeper of the Pall Mall, 50l. ; Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Blathwaite, Mr. Montague and Mr. Colinge, 125l. each : (total, 3,772l. 19s. 10d.).
Ibid, pp. 22-3.
Privy seal for a grant of temporalities to the Archbishop of Canterbury, ut supra, pp. 1337-8. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 38.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to the King's servants his Majesty's horses now lying at the Redhouse on the Mistress Ann flyboat, Dolphin galliot and Mistress Joane galliot. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 158.
Same to same to send to the Buttery at Whitehall, to be opened, the King's goods arrived from Holland in the Ann galliot, the Harm Janssen Valk and the Postillion. Customs are to be taken for such things as are customable. Ibid.
Same to same to send to the Earl of Portland's lodgings at Whitehall said Earl's goods on board the Mary yacht with a trunk of his Majesty's body linen : to be similarly opened and Customs taken. Ibid.
Oct. 23. Royal sign manual for 20l. each to Andrew Smith, James Wallace, John Talbot, Cha. Anderson and — Astley as royal bounty, towards defraying the charges of their passage to Virginia, whither they are going chaplains. (Money order dated Oct. 23 hereon.) (Money order dated Oct. 29 hereon.) (Henry Guy, dated Oct. 23, to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay the said five persons and Mr. Kemp, supra, p. 1345, out of any disposable money in the Exchequer except moneys reserved and the Double Excise.) King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 62. Money Book XI, p. 186. Order Book III, p. 222. Disposition Book X, p. 23.
Same for 250l. to Solomon Foubert, esq., without account : to be esteemed and taken as for half a year to Michaelmas last on a pension which the King is pleased to allow him out of the rents or profits of the Lotteries.
100l. to Charlott Killegrew as for same period on a same.
150l. to Eleanor Nedham, alias South [as for same on a same] towards the maintenance of her three children.
100l. to Mary Fanshaw [as for same on a same].
100l. to Dame Kath. Armstrong [as for same on a same] for the relief of herself and her two daughters Katherine and Mary.
100l. to Jean (Jane) Berkley [as for half a year to Michaelmas last on a pension out of the Lotteries].
150l. to Sir Gabriell Silvyus [as for same on a same].
50l. to Susanna Leighton, widow [as for same on a same].
310l. 13s. 0d. to James Gray, esq., on a like pension of 400l. : to be taken as so much due at Michaelmas last.
150l. to Jo[h]n Vaughan, see supra, p. 1341.
200l. to Col. Phi. Howard, see supra, ibid.
(Money warrants dated Oct. 26 hereon for all except Vaughan and Howard.) (Money orders dated Oct. 29 hereon for all except Vaughan and Howard.)
King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 64. Money Book XI, p. 184. Order Book III, p. 224.
Royal sign manual for the following payments : to be taken severally as so much due to them at Michaelmas last upon their respective pensions which the King is pleased to allow out of the rents and profits of the Lotteries towards their support and subsistence.
22l. 16s. 3d. each to Col. Edmd. Ogar, Major Francis Beskin and Col. Henry Hubank on pensions of 45l. 12s. 6d. per an. each.
22l. 16s. 3d. to — Duke for herself and three children : on the like pension.
20l. to Sir Cha. Slingesby and Mary his wife on a pension of 40l. per an.
4l. to Mallet Slingesby on a same of 8l. per an.
10l. to Eliz. Slingesby on a same of 10l. per an.
67l. 12s. 1d. to Richard Sydenham and Grace his wife on a same of 40l. per an.
18l. 5s. 0d. to the three grandchildren of Capt. Kettleby on a same of 36l. 10s. 0d. per an.
18l. 5s. 0d. to Capt. John Baker on a same.
10l. to Ann Ashbury, widow, on a same of 10l. per an.
10l. to — Collins, widow, on a same.
9l. 2s. 6d. to Lieut. John Watkinson on a same of 18l. 5s. 0d. per an.
(Money warrants dated Oct. 26 hereon.) (Money orders dated Oct. 29 hereon.)
King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 65. Money Book XI, p. 185. Order Book III, p. 223.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Peter Percivall, esq., his salary of 120l. per an. as Head Searcher, London port. Money Book XI, p. 180.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to allow 90l. to Samuel Hardwick, gent., late Receiver General of Hearthmoney in cos. Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, he having during his time returned most of his moneys through Thomas Morris, late Exeter carrier, who was then esteemed a person of very good reputation, and returned very great sums out of the West, but soon after his Majesty's landing in the West the said Morris failed and had then in his hands 200l. of Hardwick's money, and by reason that Hardwick's bond given, to the late King James was taken away by the then Clerk of the Securities [in the Hearthmoney and Excise Office] Hardwick was deprived of their Majesties' aid for the recovery of the said debt before other of Morris's creditors, and by that means he was forced to accept 110l. for the said debt, thus losing 90l. and Harding having been an officer in that revenue for above these 20 years and very industriously improved that revenue and is now destitute of employment by reason of the taking away of the same [the Hearth tax] : the Excise Commissioners having in their report of the 30th ult. confirmed his statements as above and recommended him for consideration. The said allowance is to be made him out of such money as is now remaining in his hands or out of the arrears now standing out in the officers' hands that collected under him, when the same shall be recovered. Ibid, pp. 181-2.
Money warrant for 500l. to Aaron Smith : as imprest for Crown Law charges. (Money order dated Oct. 26 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 182. Order Book III, p. 220.
Same for 20,000l. to the Earl of Bellomont, Treasurer to the Queen, in further part of 50,000l. for her Majesty's use, as by the privy seal of Aug. 31 last, supra, p. 1269. (Money order dated Oct. 29 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 187. Order Book III, p. 223.
Henry Guy to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition of Dame Eliz. Monins concerning the office of water bailiff of the river Severn. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 158.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to transmit to the Auditors of Imprests the Imprest Rolls relating to Lord Griffin's accounts as Treasurer of the Chamber. (Same to said Lord Griffin acquainting him herewith.) Ibid, p. 159.
Same to Sir Joseph Herne. Visct. Sidney has acquainted my Lords that the two letters of credit dated Aug. 18 last, one for 13,114¾ pieces of Eight and the other for 6,5573/8 [ditto], are lost between the Hague and their destination. Please send duplicates of each bill. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to deliver to John Lithered that part of the goods seized by Abraham Hough, surveyor of Margate, to enable him [Lithered] to make up his account in order to his receiving satisfaction for the loss he has sustained ; provided same be not of the growth and manufacture of France and that you have nothing to object hereto. Ibid.
Same to the Commissioners of Transports, enclosing the petition and other papers of Edward Lemen and partners for payment of 328l. 7s. 6d. due to them for the hire of the ship Antego in the transport service for Ireland. Please insert them in the account (which you are now drawing up) for the said sum. Ibid.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the Queen in Council, dated Oct. 5 inst., for an embargo or stop to be laid on all vessels whatsoever for all ships bound for Virginia and Maryland from any ports between the Thames and Falmouth inclusively that shall not sail with the convoys designed to Barbados and the Leeward Islands or with the convoys designed to Virginia and Maryland "or at the same time or before from other ports" : all by reason that the Queen has directed that the ships of war designed for convoying the Virginia and Maryland fleets and for securing them there shall sail from the buoy in the Nore on the 2nd Nov. next.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 358.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Edward Felkingham and Andrew Lopez, merchants, showing that they imported in May last a quantity of elephants' teeth, which were seized by a Customs officer as not of the growth of Portugal ; therefore praying a noli prosequi for the King's part of the seizure, petitioners "being content to abide the informer's suit as to his pretended moiety." Reference Book VI, p. 346.
Same to Mr. Hewer [as late Treasurer of Tangier garrison] of the petition of Job Atkins, late master gunner at Tangier, praying payment of his pension of 20l. per an., which is 2¾ years in arrear. Ibid.
Oct. 26. Treasury warrants dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Robert Culliford's salary of 45l. per an. as Comptroller of Customs, Southampton port.
Christopher and Rob. Warren their salary of 38l. 13s. 4d. per an. as customer of Plymouth port.
John Earle his salary of 200l. per an. as Register of Seizures.
Charles Ellesdon his salary of 8l. per an. as searcher of Poole port.
Money Book XI, p. 184.
Treasury warrant to Brooke Bridges and Tho. Done, esqrs., Auditors of Imprests, to allow to the Earl of Ranelagh in his accounts for Chelsea Hospital for three years ended 1690, Dec. 31, the sum of 1,095l., being 20s. per day for said period for his charges and pains in looking after the building of said Hospital. Ibid, p. 186.
Money warrant for 99l. 3s. 4d. to Henry Villiers for three quarters to 1690, Michaelmas, on his fees of 8d. a day and 120l. per an. as Master of the Tennis Court.
Memorandum : these fees are assigned to Mr. John Wright.
Copy of said assignment, dated 1690-1, Mar. 28. The said office of Master of their Majesties' Tennis Courts and Tennis Plays at Whitehall, Hampton Court and elsewhere, built and to be built for their royal disport and recreation within the kingdom of England, was granted to said Villiers 1689, Nov. 15, excepting out of said grant the Tennis Court and buildings thereto, situate on a parcel of ground called the Beake adjoining the Cockpit within the palace of Whitehall, built by Thomas Cook, esq., and granted by Charles II in the 27th year of his reign to Charles Cornwallis for 21 years. The grant to Villiers was for the natural life of said Cook, who formerly enjoyed the said plase, and was with the abovesaid fees of 8d. a day and 120l. per an. from 1689, Lady day. By the present assignment said Villiers, confiding in the great care and fidelity of John Wright of London, gent., constitutes him his deputy for the management of said office as from 1690, Dec. 25, for the natural life of said Thomas Cook, with all the rights, fees and profits thereto belonging.
Ibid, p. 187. Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 463-5.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue to Lodowick Bray 10l. for last Sept. 29 quarter on his pension : out of any disposable money. Disposition Book X, p. 24.
Henry Guy to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the masters of (transport) ships employed by you for the service of Ireland ; praying payment of the moneys due to them for the said service. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 160.
Treasury reference to Mr. Blathwayt of the petition of Col. Steed of Barbados, praying for the confirmation of his brother, John Steed, in the office of Receiver General of the Duty of Four and a Half per cent. in Barbados loco Samuell Smart, deceased. Reference Book VI, p. 346. Out Letters (Plantations Auditor) I, p. 337.
Oct. 28. Royal warrant to the Attorney or Solicitor General for a great seal for a grant to Robert Harley, esq., of the office of Steward of the Lordship and Manors of Melenydd, Gwerthriman, Cwmtydder, Presteigne and Presteigne Lands, Knighton, and Gladestry, co. Radnor, and of the boroughs of Knighton and Presteigne and of the Courts of the same, which office was lately enjoyed by William, Marquess of Powis : to hold during pleasure with the fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. per an. and all other profits thereof as amply as said Marquess, Charles, Lord Herbert of Raglan or any other formerly. King's Warrant Book XVI, p. 66.
Henry Guy to the Excise Commissioners. I have read to my Lords your report of Aug. 10 last on the petition of Tho. Leech and Eliz. Spencer, widow of Thomas Spencer, who were sureties for William Johnson, late collector of Hearthmoney. You are to certify my Lords whether petitioners are so poor that they cannot pay the debt. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 160.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the Earl of Montagu concerning a debt of 1,370l. due to him from the estate of Sir Richard Graham. Ibid.
Same to the Earl of Ranelagh to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Thomas Morin, sutler, praying payment of 213l. 14s. 1d. for fire and candle for the Guards at Kensington. Ibid, p. 161.
Treasury order to the Customs Commissioners to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Oct. 27 inst., that an embargo or stop be laid on all ships and vessels whatsoever within any port or harbour of this kingdom between Carlisle and St. Ives till further order, other than such vessels as are employed in their Majesties' immediate service or that trade from port to port within the said limits.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 358.
Treasury reference to the [Principal] Officers of the Ordnance of the memorial of the gunmakers, praying for money.
In the margin : Mr. Weeket to pay.
Reference Book VI, p. 347.
Oct. 29. Money warrant for 581l. 16s. 11d. to William Blathwayt, one of the Clerks of the Privy Council attending the Committee for Trade and Plantations, for half a year to June 24 last for two bills for the Plantation Office. (Money order dated Nov. 4 hereon.) Money Book XI, p. 187. Order Book III, p. 225.
Treasury warrant dormant to John Knight, Customs Cashier, to pay Sir John Cope, heir to Sir Anthony Cope, 274l. per an. for the rent of the quay or wharf called the New Wool Quay, whereon the Custom House of London now stands : as by the indenture of lease and re-lease of 1675, May 2 and 3.
In the margin : a latter renewal, dated 1717, Oct. 23, by the then Treasury Lords of this warrant.
Money Book XI, pp. 191-2.
Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to issue as follows out of the Exchequer : Disposition Book X, p. 24.
l. s. d.
Out of 9,985l. 16s. 8d. of the Double Excise ; 2,000l. of the [King's] divident of the East India Company ; 53l. 15s. 0d. of the [King's] divident of the [Royal] Africa Company ; and 800l. of the Letter Office money : making 12,812l. 11s. 8d. in all.
to the Earl of Ranelagh for the growing week's subsistence [of the Forces, England] and half pay to the officers 7,755 9 10
to ditto for Sir Jos. Herne upon account of the guilders to be paid by him in Flanders on the returning [by exchange] the moneys for the subsistence of their Majesties' Forces there 644 6 2
to ditto for the wives of several of the Earl of Portland's Regiment 60 0 0
to ditto for the gunners in the several garrisons in further part of their arrear 107 18 4
to ditto for Col. Arnolt Cooper for Michaelmas quarter's pension 18 5 0
to ditto more for Sir Jos. Herne 1,000 0 0
to Mr. Fox and Mr. Coningsby for a week's subsistence to the Duke of Leinster's Regiment of Horse 276 12 4
to ditto for Monsieur Duborda, a French officer 150 0 0
to ditto for the Commissioners of the Transports upon account of transporting three Regiments of Horse and one of Dragoons [to Ireland]. In the margin : "This was issued to my Lord Ranelagh for the same service" 500 0 0
to ditto for Monsieur Scravenmore ; to be paid to Mr. Blathwaite 200 0 0
"Their Lordships desire that the moneys of the Double Excise aforementioned be applied towards satisfying the aforesaid particulars as far as it will go."
to me [Guy] for secret service : in the margin. "To be respited." Respite taken off Oct. 31, infra, p. 1363 1,000 0 0
to the Earl of Portland for the Privy Purse 1,000 0 0
to Mris. Jean Prat 100 0 0
£12,812 11 8
Henry Guy to the Customs Commissioners. Hasten your report on the petition of John Due et al. concerning a parcel of tea imported in the ship James from China, ut supra, p. 1172. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 160.
Same to same to send to the lodgings of the Envoy from Morocco at Charing Cross some trunks etc. to be there opened. Ibid.
Treasury order to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) letter, dated Council Chamber, Whitehall, Oct. 27 inst., from eight Lords of the Privy Council [to the Treasury Lords]. We have received information that, notwithstanding the great care taken in appointing and settling convoys and regulating the number of seamen permitted to sail, divers merchants and masters of ships have, for gaining a market, taken opportunities of quitting their convoy, to the prejudice of those that trade fair and regularly, and sometimes to the detriment of the kingdom by losing of ships, men and estates to the enemy, and delaying their return home. For prevention thereof we think there should be added to the bonds already directed to be taken by the several Orders in Council of Aug. 20 and 27, supra, pp. 1283, 1286, a [further] clause for obliging the said ships to proceed and return in company with their respective convoys unless necessitated to the contrary. We also desire that the Customs officers take particular care that the bonds so to be entered into be good and sufficient and that at the return of the respective convoys they examine whether the same ships that went out with them be come home with them ; and, if not, that they enquire what is become of them ; and to return an account thereof so that the said bonds may be put in suit if there shall be occasion, and also so that their Majesties may thereby have information of the seamen that remain on board.
Out Letters (Customs) XII, p. 359.
Same to same to observe (a) infra.
Prefixing : (a) Order of the King in Council, dated Whitehall, Oct. 27 inst., that the present embargo on all ships bound from London port to the several places of Cadiz, Alicante, Malaga, Majorca and Barcelona be taken off and discontinued until Dec. 1 next inclusive ; provided that the masters first give bond pursuant to the Order of Aug. 27 last, supra, p. 1286 : all by reason that the Committee for Trade and Plantations has proposed that the convoy intended for the Spanish trade (viz. the places as above), being two fourth-rates, may sail from the Buoy in the Nore Dec. 1 next.
Ibid, p. 360.
Treasury warrant to the Surveyor General of Crown Lands for a particular and ratal of a tenement called Haunch in the manor of Boyton [co. Cornwall] ; with a view to a new lease thereof to John Oliver for two lives in reversion at the old rent of 18l. per an. and fine of 60l. ; and the increased rent of 6l. per an. in the lease in being is to be discharged in consideration of 42l. to be by him paid.
Prefixing : report by William Tailer, in the absence of the Surveyor General, on said Oliver's petition, ut supra, p. 724. The tenement in question was granted inter alia to Henry Seymour for the life of Henry Trelawney ; and petitioner is in possession thereof as executor to John Oliver, who purchased Seymour's interest. It is valued in the surveys at 20l. per an., but will not yield so much now. Mr. Trelawney is a healthy man. I therefore value the reversion as above at 60l.
Warrants not Relating to Money XIII, pp. 457-8.
Oct. 30. Treasury allowance of the 1691, June 24 quarter's salary bill, detailed, of the Excise Office : (total, 5,449l. 1s. 0d.). Money Book XI, pp. 188-90.
Treasury warrant dormant to the Customs Cashier to pay Charles Hanbury's salary of 52l. per an. as a King's waiter, London port. Ibid, p. 191.
Henry Guy to Mr. Knight, Customs Cashier, to forthwith pay into the Exchequer 3,100l. of the moneys of the Fourth Part of the Customs. Disposition Book X, p. 25.
Same to the Auditor of the Receipt to pay 5,000l. (being the above 3,100l., together with 1,900l. of the Double Excise) to the Treasurer of the Navy upon account of the wages due to seamen that were turned over from one ship to another. Ibid.
Same to the Excise Commissioners to pay to the Treasurer or Receiver General of the Prince and Princess of Denmark the 7,500l. due to them for the quarter ended at Michaelmas last ; paying same by 1,000l. a week from this week successively. You are to continue till further order the respite made Jan. 13 last, supra, p. 980, on the payment of 5,000l., part of the quarter due at 1690, Christmas. Ibid.
Same to the Auditors of Imprests, enclosing a breviate [missing] of the Victualling in 1690 and 1691. You are to report to my Lords the sum which, at the rates and according to the declarations therein, the same amounts to for each man per month. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 161.
Same to Mr. Philip Burton. Lord Lovelace has represented to my Lords that there are in your hands several papers and records relating to the Crown's title to the Wood in Bear Wood in Windsor Forest. Please deliver same to Mr. Aaron Smith in order to his making out the said title. Ibid.
Same to the Attorney General to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of Dr. Chetwood concerning a debt due to him from Visct. Preston. Ibid.
Same to the Customs Commissioners to report on the enclosed petition [missing] of the East India Company, concerning your refusing to accept of their bill under their common seal for the Customs of their goods, and demanding personal security for same. Please report speedily that no damage may come to the goods or any interruption to the sale of them. Ibid.
Same to Mr. [Charles] Fox to attend the King here [at the Treasury] next Wednesday afternoon. Bring with you a state of the [debt due to the] Duke of Leinster's Regiment. Ibid.
Treasury reference to the Customs Commissioners of the petition of Joseph Radcliff, Purveyor of the Works, praying for the first vacant place in the Customs for his son, Benj. Radcliff. Reference Book VI, p. 346.
Treasury reference to Sir Robert Cotton and Thomas Franckland esq., Postmaster General, of the petition of Thomas Law, Accountant to the Penny Post Office, praying an augmentation of his salary in regard of the great increase of business in that office. Reference Book VI, p. 347.
Same to the Excise Commissioners of the petition of Ann Williams, shewing that her husband became bound for Jo[h]n Ball, late a collector of Hearthmoney, who is 92l. 18s. 9d. in arrear ; that her husband being since dead her goods have been lately seized upon an extent ; therefore prays to be discharged of the said sum. Ibid.
Same to same of the petition of Charles Charnock for the next vacancy of a collectorship in the Excise. Ibid.
Same to Auditor Aldworth of Robert White's account of money expended in "Haye" [hay] delivered in 1690 [for the deer in New Park] and in repairs, works and charges in New Park, near Richmond, from 1689, Christmas, to 1691, August : amounting to 194l. 3s. 7d. Ibid, p. 348.
Entry of a Treasury caveat on behalf of John Bateman that no grant be made of the estate of Sir Terence Dermott or Mr. Terence Dermott, alias Mack Dermott, till he have notice. Caveat Book, p. 25.
Oct. 31. Henry Guy to the Auditor of the Receipt to now issue to me [Guy] for secret service the 1,000l. directed to me in the letter for this week's disposition [of cash], supra, p. 1360, "but afterwards in the said letter respited." Disposition Book X, p. 25.
Same to the Barons of the Exchequer to attend the Treasury Lords on Tuesday afternoon next. Out Letters (General) XIII, p. 160.
Treasury reference to Mr. Harbord [as Surveyor General of Crown Lands] of the petition of Edward, Visct. Villiers, for a grant of the manor of West Ashford, co. Devon, and the monastery of Burnham, co. Bucks. Reference Book VI, p. 347.